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Pipedreams with Michael Barone

Sundays, 8 to 10pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at wxxi.org
  • Hosted by Michael Barone

Pipedreams, which began production in 1982, remains the only nationally-distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ.  Host and senior executive producer Michael Barone has been recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music.  Michael brought Pipedreams to Rochester in 2009 and again in 2016, recording Pipedreams Live programs featuring students and faculty from the Eastman School of Music in one of the most "remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festivals" ever.

February 2017 Pipedreams Programs

Jan 30, 2017
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Hope College's Dimnent Memorial Chapel is the site for Professor Lewis' first concert in February. 

2/5       Pipedreams Live! in Holland (MI)  A belated report of a visit with Professor Huw Lewis and his students following the renovation of the 1929 Skinner organ in Dimnent Memorial Chapel at Hope College

2/12      Three (Not So) Easy Pieces  Publishing a set of three works in a single volume makes sense, as does playing then together.

January 2017 Listings for Pipedreams

Dec 26, 2016
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Happy birthday, Pipedreams!  This month, the program turns 30 and host Michael Barone takes listeners on a journey through the history of the show.

December 2016 Program Listings for Pipedreams

Nov 29, 2016
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Organ Christmas Music is the most joyful expression of the season, and there's no better way to listen than Pipedreams on Classical 91.5

12/4      In Anticipation  Music on themes for the season of Advent, heralding the coming of Christmas.  Featuring music old and new from Buxtehude and Bach to Sowerby and Schwandt performed on beautiful instruments from around the United States all to celebrate the season.

12/11    Holiday Pipes! From the stage of the Sharp Concert Hall at Oklahoma University, students and faculty of the American Organ Institute share in some seasonal revelry.  With  music from Liszt, Lemare, and Scott, plus traditional and popular songs of the season presented in improvisations, jazz versions, and with embellished accompaniments.

November 2016 Program Listings for Pipedreams

Oct 31, 2016
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This month on Pipedreams, we celebrate the life of the great organist and composer Raymond Daveluy, and we celebrate Thanksgiving in Minnesota, here on Classical 91.5

11/6      The New Releases   Another sampler from among the remarkable influx of recently produced recordings, with music from five centuries. 

11/13    Wish I Were There  Reminiscences of last year’s East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, as this year’s celebration of the Roy Perry Legacy is underway in Kilgore, Longview and Shreveport.

October 2016 Program Listings for Pipedreams

Sep 26, 2016
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Spooky Halloween organ music, Indiana University students, movie music, and 20th century masters, this month on Pipedreams with Michael Barone, here on Classical 91.5.

10/2      Cinema Sensations   Though some instruments were specifically created to accompany silent films, pipe organs have proven that they can tackle movie music of any sort!

10/9      Seven Pieces    Two celebrated 20th century masters, Marcel Dupré and Max Reger, left sets of seven characterful works that convey the many mercurial moods of the King of Instruments.

October 2016 Program Listings for Pipedreams

Sep 26, 2016
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Spooky Halloween organ music, Indiana University students, movie music, and 20th century masters, this month on Pipedreams with Michael Barone, here on Classical 91.5.

10/2      Cinema Sensations   Though some instruments were specifically created to accompany silent films, pipe organs have proven that they can tackle movie music of any sort!  See all

September 2016 program listings for Pipedreams

Aug 27, 2016
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This month on Pipedreams, we'll hear works by American composers, a fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach, plus selections from the inaugural concert of a new pipe organ in France, on Classical 91.5.  See all.

9/4        An American Adventure - Unique concert performances of diverse works by American composers, primarily from the Pipedreams archive.

August 2016 program listings for Pipedreams

Aug 27, 2016
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This month on Pipedreams, we'll hear organ symphonies, music from masters of the past, and more on Classical 91.5

8/7        For Old Times Sake  A tribute to some masters of the past, composers with significant anniversaries this year.

8/14      Symphonic Surprises  The combination of pipe organ with a full orchestral ensemble always provides for a scintillating sonic delight.

8/21 The Suite Spot  Repertoire from several centuries exploiting instrumental sonorities and compositional textures.